AbilityOne Program Overview
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Advanced Concepts in Purchase Card Management
Are you an A/OPC that is responsible for implementing best practices, guidance, policies, and innovative solutions for your agency/organization's purchase card program? Are you interested in learning more about strategic uses of the purchase card program and ways to leverage GSA SmartPay tools and information to maximize program efficiency? This course takes a deep dive into purchase card policies, guidance, offerings, and best practices for your purchase card program. We will discuss the A/OPC role as it relates to overall program management, look at ways to meet policy and guidance purchase card management requirements, and take a look at some non-traditional purchase card uses and ways to take your program to the next level!
DoD GPC Electronic Systems Update
Ms. Pamela Talbott, DCMA (in support of the GPC PMO) will address DoD GPC systems, related policy, and best practices. Jim Tew, DLA, will cover the GPC processes within PIEE. His update will include GPC roles, the JAM appointment process, and GPC reporting. Mr. Tew also will provide helpful hints and tips, as well as recent improvements to JAM. Intended Audience: All DoD GPC CPMs, OA/OPCs, A/OPCs, A/BOs, and RMs.
Federal Travel and Ethics
This course will review common and uncommon situations related to travel and travel-related ethics for civilian Federal travelers. Attendees will benefit from a review of the Federal Travel Regulation, including a discussion of routing travel, premium class travel accomodations, attendance at conferences, and non-Federal source travel. Recent changes to Government-wide travel regulations will also be discussed.
FedMall is an e-commerce ordering system for Department of Defense (DoD), Federal, State, and authorized local Agencies to search for and acquire products from government reserves and commercial sources. Buyers will have access to tens of millions of individual items of supply, from centrally managed DoD and General Service Administration (GSA) assets to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products. This course will provide an overview of the benefits of FedMall and information on FedMall shopping, ordering and research functionality.
Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card Policies and Directives - OUSD (A&S)/DPC/CeB
Ms. Denise Reich and Ms. Sheila McGlynn, OUSD(A&S)/DPC/CeB, will address DoD GPC Program policies, procedures, directives, and other topical issues, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Intended Audience: All DoD GPC CPMs, OA/OPCs, A/OPCs, and A/BOs..
GSA Advantage! The Basics
Learn how your agency can benefit from using GSA Advantage!® to simplifies product search results with functionality that more closely resembles other commercial shopping sites. GSA Advantage!® offers the most comprehensive selection of approved products and services from GSA contracts. This course will take attendees step-by-step through the processes of registering, searching products and services, using and storing payment information, creating and forwarding shopping carts, and ordering and obtaining status and history reports.
GSA Fleet Offerings
GSA Fleet is a one-stop-shop for an agency’s non-tactical vehicle fleet. GSA Fleet has purchasing, leasing, and rental solutions, as well as systems and solutions to aid in managing a fleet. This session provides an overview of GSA Fleet’s offerings, details of key products and services, and how GSA Fleet helps improve overall fleet efficiency.
GSA SmartPay Fleet Management Essentials
Are you new to managing your fleet account program? This session provides a basic overview of fleet account management topics, such as recent statistics, key participant roles/responsibilities, misuse/fraud, and best practices.
GSA SmartPay 3 Master Contract Basics
The purpose of this course is to provide valuable information to familiarize customers with certain aspects of the GSA SmartPay 3 Master Contract. Topics will include a general overview of the master contract, scope of work, task order types, roles and responsibilities, payment solutions, and contract and task order management.
GSA SmartPay Online Tools
Review and explore GSA SmartPay’s online resources, including any additional new tools from this past year. Dive deep into online training from account management, taking quizzes, printing certificates, and other support. Showcase the common questions and FAQs on both websites. Show how to connect with Smartpay employees and other users through social media. Discuss any potential future site updates and enhancements that might be needed in the future.
GSA SmartPay Program Update
What’s new in 2023 with the GSA SmartPay program? Taught by the program director, this advanced, interactive GSA SmartPay Program Update course provides an overview of significant issues affecting the GSA SmartPay program and its customers. The course discussion encompasses major program trends and challenges, legislative updates, industry developments, new innovative products and services, and a vision for the future. Purchase and travel aspects are the primary focus, with fleet product information included as secondary content.
GSA SmartPay Purchase Management Essentials
Learn the basics or refresh your skills for managing your Government Purchase Card program. This course covers purchase business line products and services available under GSA SmartPay® 3, roles and responsibilities, micro-purchase thresholds and exceptions, and more!
GSA SmartPay Travel Management Essentials
Learn the basics or refresh your skills for managing your agency travel card program. This course covers travel business line products and services available under GSA SmartPay® 3. The course will also touch on roles and responsibilities as well as preventative measures to detect fraud and misuse. Opportunities to test your knowledge and share your experience and best practices with peers.
GSA SmartTax - Lessons Learned for State Sales Tax
Do you or your account holders have questions about when to pay State sales tax for charge card transactions? This course provides information about the assessment of State sales tax on GSA SmartPay transactions, which includes background information, legal history, and available tools. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share lessons learned from their organizations.
Innovation in Payments: A Strategic Approach
How can you make the most out of innovative payment solutions in your program? This course discusses how agencies can leverage payment innovation to address agency challenges, streamline operations, and potentially earn more refunds. Participants will learn about strategic solutions offered under the GSA SmartPay 3 master contracts and engage in a panel discussion with agency charge card managers currently implementing innovative payment solutions.
Making Informed, Cost Savings Travel Decisions and SmartPay Essentials
GSA offers integrated services to manage Travel which includes the civilian E-Gov Travel Service (ETS), the Best-in-Class government-wide City Pair Program (CPP), and the Best-in-Class government-wide Lodging Contract powered by FedRooms and DOD Preferred. This training will provide an overview of each solution and will highlight the benefits and utility of using GSA’s Travel Programs. The goal is to provide helpful travel tips so agencies and programs can get more and spend less on travel. Please note: This course will not address DTS.
OS4 Purchasing Channel
Learn how the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies Fourth Generation (FSSI OS4) reduces costs, reduces price variability, and increases efficiencies by buying everyday office supplies from contractors with negotiated low prices. FSSI OS4 contracts are a Best in Class (BIC), streamlined, seamless way to procure supplies while complying with regulations and being friendly to small businesses.
Sustainable Purchasing with Biobased Products
Boost your sustainable purchasing power with biobased products while meeting statutory and Federal Acquisition Regulation requirements. Biobased Products have a positive effect on the planet, home, workplace and the U.S. economy. Purchase card holders will learn how to identify and locate biobased products to meet their needs..
Getting the Most Out of GSA eBuy & eBuy Open
This course will offer an overview of using GSA eBuy to create RFQs and RFIs, making awards in eBuy and using eBuy Open for market research.
buy.GSA.gov - A Smart Place to Do Market Research
Join this class for an overview of buy.gsa.gov and its tools. This class will show how these tools can help you with market research, pricing, finding acquisition documents and templates and managing your project through the acquisition lifecycle.
Use of Data Analytics for Effective Program Oversight
This training provides an overview of data analytics and its importance to the GSA SmartPay® Program. This training will give A/OPCs insight into best practices and the commercial tools currently available* as part of the GSA SmartPay® Program.